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Hot Cross Happy Links, Starring Every Teevee Show Ever

Once again, we binge-watched teevee all weekend to bring you Monday’s Happy links. How many recaps do we have for you today? All of them, pretty much. Family-friendly fuzzy dramedy “Parenthood” wrapped up its season last week so now you will have no more Parenthood recaps from us and you will be sad. Read more on Hot Cross Happy Links, Starring Every Teevee Show Ever…
  An Innocent Man In A Living Hell

No More Fights For Wrongly Convicted Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Dead at 76

It’s weird to remember that prior to becoming a detached squinty enigma, Bob Dylan spearheaded a passionate campaign to free boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was wrongly convicted of murder and served 19 years for a crime he didn’t commit. After a battle with prostate cancer, Carter died yesterday at age 76. Read more on No More Fights For Wrongly Convicted Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Dead at 76…
  this land is my land this land is my land

CPAC’s Folk Singer Showcase: The Times They Are A-Changin’, Back!

Readers may remember that I, Snipy, tried to quit Wonkette last year to go work for hot new conservative music site Big Dawg Music Mafia – “Where Conservative Is Cool.” Alas, the Editrix wooed me into staying here, thus depriving me of the chance to help set up the Big Dawg showcase at CPAC. What a thrill it would have been to work with folksinger extraordinaire Chip Murray and to watch him take the stage with his rousing folk songs about how we’re gonna take back ‘Merica, and probably also “Drugs Stink.” Read more on CPAC’s Folk Singer Showcase: The Times They Are A-Changin’, Back!…
  you forgot poland

Why Is Barack Obama Politicizing The Presidential Medal Of Freedom?

There we were, trying to find stupid Donald Trump or someone on the teevee — because this is our life, people. This is our life. And all of a sudden, there was Barack Hussein NOBAMA!!! hanging a medal around the neck of OG farmworker hero Dolores Huerta. It was no stupid Donald Trump, but we guessed it would have to do! The fun thing about the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the president gets to personally pick his or her (haha right) heroes, and while we imagine it’s also VETTENINGED to death by his or her (haha right) staff, it still gets that personal flava. ALSO it is fun in an election year to put on our Politico hat and decide that everything is a baldly partisan bid to shore up constituencies, and so you have your Dolores Huerta (‘Spanics), your founder of the Girl Scouts (girls), your John Glenn (Ohio, the moon), your Toni Morrison (awesome old ladies with Medusa hair), your Shimon Peres (Jewishes), your Bob Dylan (hippies, boomers, jerks who think it’s cool to wear shades to your Medal of Freedom honoring), your Madeleine Albright (girls, Jewishes, secretaries of state). And then there was Pat Summitt. Read more on Why Is Barack Obama Politicizing The Presidential Medal Of Freedom?…
  our favorite president

Happy 70th Birthday, Bob Dylan!

Guess who is 70 years old now? Hint: Probably not Mitt Romney, although who would even care? American troubadour Bob Dylan is 70. And throughout this May 24, anyone who visits any news site is going to encounter so many lame pun headlines based on whatever Dylan song the headline writer happens to know. We won’t do that at all. We’ll just put up a couple of after-midnight videos in the Wonkette tradition. Read more on Happy 70th Birthday, Bob Dylan!…
  the blood of the land in my voice

Bob Dylan Poetically Tells Media People They’re All Still Idiots

Bob Dylan does things on his own schedule. For a half century now, newspaper people and other media cretins have regularly parachuted into Bob Dylan Land, taken a confused look around, and then ran back to their typewriters or radio mics or television studios or laptops or, we guess, cell phones with the Twitter, in attempts to stir up some newsstand sales or page views or Facebook likes or other forms of venereal disease of the heart, by claiming Bob Dylan did this or that thing. In nearly every recorded instance, Bob Dylan didn’t do whatever people said he did, or he did something that could only be loosely associated with, say, some asinine column by Maureen Dowd, who spends a lot of time lamenting “the greatest generation,” meaning, “when she was a young person, in the 1970s.” Read more on Bob Dylan Poetically Tells Media People They’re All Still Idiots…
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Subterranean Romney Blues

On this dumb American night when Tracy Morgan is announcing his exploratory committee and an “anal sex joke” named Rick Santorum still gets Campaign 2012 news coverage, let’s all remember poor little rich boy Mitt Romney. He’s been running for president since approximately 1965, which was just about when Maureen Dowd first heard “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and freaked the hell out because Dylan “went electric” and also hired Chairman Mao to play the Hammond B-3 organ. Mitt Romney did not care for the radical-socialist peace-nik culture, however. He did not care for this at all! The America of 1965 was such an assault on Mitt’s delicate sensibilities that he moved to France in 1966. This is completely true and a tragically forgotten part of The Mitt Romney Story. Read more on Subterranean Romney Blues…
  the old gray lady

Maureen Dowd Is Still a Smug Idiot (Reason #115)

Unless we just want to torture some people at brunch by reading it aloud in a comical voice, we steer clear of Maureen Dowd’s cat-lady musings in the Sunday paper. But the self-obsessed dingbat’s latest column apparently targeted 69-year-old singer/songwriter Bob Dylan … because, uh, he didn’t perform enough of his early 1960s material when he played a show in China. Dowd wasn’t there, obviously, and apparently has no idea that Dylan has written and recorded hundreds of songs and dozens of albums since she heard “Blowin’ In the Wind” in that Time-Life ’60s documentary she cries herself to sleep to every night, alone, but that didn’t stop her from the usual NYT op-ed columnist practice of writing 500 trite words about it! Read more on Maureen Dowd Is Still a Smug Idiot (Reason #115)…
  you just stood there grinning

But Why Isn’t Obama Bowing To Bob Dylan?

Famous 1960s’ icon Barack Obama had a chance to meet up-and-coming rock singer Bob Dylan a couple of weeks ago. Dylan performed a song called “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” about how global warming was made up by Al Gore to hurt Wall Street. [White House Flickr] Read more on But Why Isn’t Obama Bowing To Bob Dylan?…
  who laughs this way 'ho ho ho'?

Why Is Bob Dylan Racist Against Obama & Dubya?

Oh hey look it’s the new Thanksgiving video from song-and-dance entertainer Bob Dylan. Can you find the secret list of presidents in this holiday polka? And why does Santa/Dylan leave out our two greatest presidents, Barack Obama and George W. Bush Junior? [YouTube] Read more on Why Is Bob Dylan Racist Against Obama & Dubya?…
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Bob Dylan’s New Album All About Mexican Pig-Flu Pandemic Plague

When word of a surprise new Bob Dylan studio album reached your Wonkette on March 20, we wondered what sort of Actual Hell this record would release, as it is established fact in this first awful decade of the 21st Century that Bob Dylan only releases new studio albums to mark the arrival of another Horseman of the Apocalypse. We’ve been listening to the new record for two days now, and have reached various conclusions, most of which can be summed up like this: JESUS CHRIST THE WHOLE ENTIRE ALBUM IS MEXICAN MUSIC. Read more on Bob Dylan’s New Album All About Mexican Pig-Flu Pandemic Plague…
  watch out obama

What U.S. Horror Is Bob Dylan Predicting Now?

Bob Dylan’s got a new record coming out next month, and you should be terrified. Yes, the dude continues to make great music, but his past two studio albums were also Harbingers of Doom. Love and Theft was about America in flames, and then under water, and it was recorded in 2001 and released on September 11 of that rotten year. His next record, Modern Times, was released in the autumn of 2006 — it was named after a Depression-era Charlie Chaplin movie, as the stock market hit new heights and the housing bubble was just beginning to pop, and it was filled with grim songs of working people losing ground. Read more on What U.S. Horror Is Bob Dylan Predicting Now?…
 

Feingold Implores Americans to Watch the Parking Meters

It’s Friday and it’s late August and that means dumb YouTube videos, like this one of Russ Feingold imitating fellow Jewish midwesterner Bob Dylan and his famous “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video. The alley looks good, but it’s missing Alan Ginsburg standing in a trash can. RIP Paul Wellstone, in other words. Also it’s just not as awesome as this, but few things are. Read more on Feingold Implores Americans to Watch the Parking Meters…
 

Gossip Roundup: I Love It When You Call Me Big Papa

Liz Smith: Reading about Wednesday’s screening of Woody Allen’s latest, Scoop, we learned that Capote director Bennett Miller may make a Bob Dylan music video with Scarlett Johansson. [NYP] Reliable Source: Bob Casey Jr. returns a $2,100 campaign contribution from Dan Savage because of “the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” The Casey campaign took the money, invited Savage to a fundraiser, then changed their minds. [WP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: I Love It When You Call Me Big Papa…